This is me with sunglasses.
This is me with prescription glasses.
This is me standing on my head.
Onto the survey!
A. Age: 33
B. Bed size: My bed is full and lovely and I tell her how much I love her every night.
C. Chore you dislike: The answer is “D”--most of them. But I think the one I hate the most is mopping.
D. Dogs: Growing up, our family had a little weenie dog named Chattel, which means “property” in Yiddish. We also had a fat orange cat named Moammar Ghadafi. My parents are so weird.
E. Essential start to your day: Hitting the snooze alarm five times.
F. Favorite color: Turquoise makes me very happy.
G. Gold or silver: If I’m competing in an athletic event, I’ll choose gold. If I’m sticking something shiny in my ears, silver is chosen more frequently.
H. Height: 5’3”-ish. My boyfriend calls me “fun size”.
I. Instruments you play(ed): None. I wouldn’t mind learning how to play guitar, but am not sure I have the patience to learn.
J. Job title: Psychotherapist/licensed master social worker. My job is a big reason why I started this blog in the first place. I hear a lot of sad things during the day, and when I come home, it’s time to relax and give gratitude for the pleasures in my own life.
K. Kids: Are we talking about children or goats? I have neither, but think both are really cute.
L. Live: In a fantastic neighborhood in Queens called Astoria. It has the largest population of Greek people outside of Greece itself, but also has a very large Middle Eastern population. This makes for some exotic eating!
M. Mom’s name: Leslie. When I was in elementary school, I had a big crush on a boy whose father’s name was also Leslie. I thought this made us soulmates. I also thought it was kind of weird that his dad had a woman’s name.
N. Nicknames: Yennie, Hennifer, Chicken, Poodle
O. Overnight hospital stays: I stayed in a hospital a few days when I was six or seven. I had pneumonia-like symptoms, but they actually never found out what was really wrong with me.
P. Pet peeves: When people eat pungent foods in subway cars (think egg sandwiches and curry chicken). I also get quite skeeved by other inappropriate subway behavior like toenail-clipping and public masturbation.
Q. Quote from a movie: “M'Lynn, you just missed the chance of a lifetime! Half o' Chiquapin Parish'd give their eye teeth to take a whack at Ouiser!”
R. Righty or lefty: I am all righty!
S. Siblings: I have one brother; his name is Adam and he is a lawyer. He is a man of very few words, but the few he utters are typically brilliant or hilarious.
T. Time you wake up: Between 6:15 and 6:30. Weekends included.
U. Underwear: I prefer them clean. Bonus points if they have fake lips and googly eyes on them.
V. Vegetables you don’t like: Anise, cooked carrots, and cabbage. Everything else I’m pretty into.
W. What makes you run late: Lately, it’s been watching Charlie Sheen updates on the Today Show.
X. X-rays you’ve had: Wisdom teeth (I passed out cold during this x-ray and woke up to two dental hygienists fanning me) and my feet. I had a small surgical procedure last year to remove a bone spur from my toe. I’m so Texan I’ve got spurs on my toes!
Y. Yummy food you make: Check the recipe archives.
Z. Zoo animal favorites: I’m pretty fascinated by gorillas. Probably because I was raised by them.